COVID-19 ARISE advice for people in informal settlements
Pandemics and future cities: A World Habitat Day webinar
Annie Wilkinson made a presentation – “Addressing systematic Poverty and inequality in Cities-the health challenge”. She started off by defining the urban health challenge which she said was largely a result of the growing urban population, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Inequality and poverty without a doubt present very negative impacts on health but unfortunately the health determinants in many of these urban settings are unknown to many. Most urban-health interactions are not paid attention to with very little being known on the most vulnerable people and settings especially the one billion people living in informal settlements. Read more…
The effect of COVID-19 on low earners in Sierra Leone
Psychological resilience, fragility and the health workforce: lessons on pandemic preparedness from Liberia and Sierra Leone
Celebrated but not supported: The need for a gender equitable health workforce
Health Care Workers are tired of being celebrated and not supported. They are often likened to frontline soldiers which begs the question of why we send them to the frontlines without preparing them.
Wise words from our colleague Haja Wurie who spoke at the webinar, Masked Heroines? Building Resilience Begins with a Gender-Equitable Health Workforce.
Read more about it in a blog by Lynda Keeru.